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Five RDCs in Teso resign to join politics

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five Resident District Commissioners- RDCs from the Teso sub region have resigned to vie for different political positions in the 2021 elections. They include, George Edward Onya Akonopeesa of Kaberamaido and Kalaki who is challenging Charles Ilukor for Kumi County MP; Vincent Enomu, the deputy …

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Muslims in Teso asked to join politics

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Teso region Khadi, Sheikh Asuman Muhammed Ocen has asked Muslims in the region to join elective politics. Ocen made the call on Friday while leading Eid Al- Adha prayers at Soroti main mosque. Only 20 Muslims were cleared for prayers as the country maintains …

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Electoral process already going wrong under EC watch -Muntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has been accused of acting as an accomplice in upsetting the country’s politics because of its silence as rights of opposition politicians are being abused. The Alliance for National Transformation-ANT presidential aspirant Rtd Maj Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu told journalists in …

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Museveni is NRM presidential flag-bearer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has been nominated NRM national chairman and presidential flag-bearer for the 2021 elections. Museveni, who is the Chairman of the ruling party, was confirmed by NRM Elections chief Dr Tanga Odoi, soon after he arrived NRM Secretariat for nomination just after 11am. “I …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: The end of the opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY The end of opposition: Bobi Wine gains as Besigye, Mao and Akena kills their parties THE LAST WORD Impunity and corruption at Bank of Uganda: Why BOU’s sale of Crane Bank will go …

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Kasese reacts to Winnie Kiiza’s political departure

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza, is to many of the residents of Kasese a symbol what defines their political affiliation and beliefs. Kiiza became a pivot for politics in the region when she galvanized efforts to position Kasese as an “opposition stronghold” and to others …

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Besigye responsible for chaos in FDC- Beti Kamya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Lands Housing and Urban Development Beti Olive Kamya has blamed the chaos in the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party on its former President Rt. Col. Dr Kizza Besigye. Kamya a founding Member of Reform Agenda which later rebranded to FDC claims …

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President Museveni welcomes back ‘Rebel MPs’

‘Rebel’ MPs meet President Museveni, seek pardon Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga), Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga West), Sam Lyomoki (Workers) and Monica Amoding (Kumi) have led a group of 16 Members of Parliament that have sought forgiveness after defying and voting against their NRM party positions. The group, named …

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